Sivasangari stresses importance of winning national title after stressful wait

  • Squash
  • Sunday, 04 Oct 2020

Malaysia Sivasangari Subramaniam returning a shot to Joey Chan Ho Ling at the Asian Individual Squash Championship in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR: S. Sivasangari will be on a mission to regain the women’s title at the National Squash Championships from Oct 6-11 at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil.

The 2018 champion lost to Rachel Arnold in the semi-finals last year.

The 21-year-old Kedahan said it would be a consolation for her to win the title after losing in the semi-finals and having not played in any tournaments since March due to the Covid-19 threat.

“Very frustrating when everyone out there are playing (Professional Squash Association) tournaments, they could travel everywhere without any issues, ” said Sivasangari.

“But us, like me, Rachel and all (could not participate due to travel restrictions) and we’ve been watching the games online.

“It is actually very stressful because we can’t get any points and are losing out in rankings.

“Hopefully, soon we can get to travel to tournaments abroad.

“However, it’s good to have the nationals and I think the chance will be 50-50 in the women’s division because we know each other’s game the best on that day will win, ” she said.

In the 2019 final, national number one Low Wee Wern overcame Rachel for her third title, after emerging champion in 2012 and 2014. – Bernama

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